A buddy of mine owns a successful microbrewery.
He once gave me a tour of the place and showed me how the brewing process is done.
He says it’s all about going for excellent quality and flavor. I have to agree with that because he makes some of the finest ale that I have ever had. He showed me all the different brewing components like the hot liquor tank, mash tun, boiler kettle, and the fermenters. It’s a very interesting process as they have a heat exchanger for the boiling water and they also use a chiller to cool that water. The temperatures are also very important in the process so they have a control panel that adjusts the temperature control settings throughout the process of brewing the beer. With all the right temperature control settings and having everything done correctly, this ends up making the best beer imaginable. I would be lying if I told you that I completely understand the process. I would have to review the process many more times before I would ever be able to do this work on my own. My buddy always tells me that he would hire me and he would teach me all what I need to do, but it’s honestly beyond me. It’s a comfortable environment though because they have a nice climate control system, but they do have to be careful about the temperature control settings because they don’t want to compromise the outcome of the beer. When your whole career is about making the best beer, I definitely understand.